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Tetanus Questions

I have taken tetanus vaccine two years ago. But I have got hurt due to rusted iron today. Now should I take tetanus vaccine?

MRCP (UK), MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kochi
I have taken tetanus vaccine two years ago. But I have got hurt due to rusted iron today. Now should I take tetanus v...
In an ideal scenario, the answer would be no. But its always better to get a shot now for a confirmed protection.
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Sir before 8 to 10 months I have taken tetanus injection for a cut by a nail. It was minor. Now today I get small minor injury by a rod like object. It is necessary to take injection again. Actually how long tetanus vaccine effective. Please reply.

MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, rajahmundry
Sir before 8 to 10 months I have taken tetanus injection for a cut by a nail. It was minor. Now today I get small min...
Tetanus vaccine will be effective for 10 years. If your wound is minor or uncontaminated, if you have taken booster within past 10 years then re-vaccination is not required now. Still if you want you can take. There are no major adverse effects with tt.
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I got slight cut from clean scissors. Little blood came. I took tt injection two and half years ago. Now blood stopped. Just a slight line like scratch by scissors. Shall I need tt again.

Dr.Shriram Nawade 92% (16ratings)
MD (Medicine), MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Navi Mumbai
I got slight cut from clean scissors. Little blood came. I took tt injection two and half years ago. Now blood stoppe...
No need to take tt injection if you have already taken the dose 2.5 years back. Next booster dose after 10 years of previous dose. Just take wound care till it heals completely. Hopefully you have got your answer.
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35 year old male. My skin has a minor cut from rusted iron rod. I had tetanus injection last year. Do I need another injection now.

Dr.Prakhar Singh 94% (5744ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
35 year old male. My skin has a minor cut from rusted iron rod. I had tetanus injection last year. Do I need another ...
I am sorry to hear about your concern, but I will be happy to assist you. The tetanus bacteria can infect a person even through a tiny scratch. But you are more likely to get tetanus through deep punctures from wounds created by nails or knives. Let's connect over a call so that we can discuss your concern in details and make a suitable treatment plan for you.
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Tetanus ka injection maine 80 din pahle lagwaya tha phir aaj cut ho gya hai to kya kare.

MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Thodupuzha
Tetanus ka injection maine 80 din pahle lagwaya tha phir aaj cut ho gya hai to kya kare.
Hi, thanks for your query. Since you already had taken a tetanus toxoid inj. Recently, there is no need for a booster dose. If the wound isn't too deep and it's clean get a regular dressing done or if manageable with a bandage, use it. If the wound is contaminated or the cut was by an unclean instrument chance of infection is present. In such a case it would be advisable to start a antibiotic like amoxicillin. Else just keep the wound clean and paracetamol for pain would be enough. Kindly visit a nearby physician to determine what course of action needs to be taken.
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I got little hurt by nailcutter near nails. Very little blood came. Now some 5 days before. I took tt inj two and half years ago. Now the cut is dried up. And is invisible. Shall I take tt again now.

Dr.Shreya Saxena 92% (20ratings)
Internal Medicine Specialist, Hyderabad
I got little hurt by nailcutter near nails. Very little blood came. Now some 5 days before. I took tt inj two and hal...
I do not think so. A single shot of tt helps for upto 5 years. Keep the wound clean and dry. Lookout for any purulent discharge.
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Sir mera finger 2 days pahle cut lohe ki pipe katte hue ho gaya tha. Maine 8 mahine pahle tt lia tha abhi lia nahi sir mujhe titnus ho sakta hai kya. Mujhe 2 dino se raat ko pulse bhad jata hai aur sansh lene mein pareshani hoti hai aur dind khul jati hai kahi titnus ka lakshan to nahi please sir hame bataye hame kya karna hai.

Dr.Shreya Saxena 92% (20ratings)
Internal Medicine Specialist, Hyderabad
Sir mera finger 2 days pahle cut lohe ki pipe katte hue ho gaya tha. Maine 8 mahine pahle tt lia tha abhi lia nahi si...
No. One shot of tt would prevent you from tetanus for up to 5 years. But proper dressing karva lijiye and get your finger checked for injury.
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Tetanus injection nhi lene par koi dikkat nhi hota hai na. Pahle agar liya hua ho to dobarra lena parta h kya.

Dr.Abhijeet Jain 88% (14ratings)
Internal Medicine Specialist, Mandsaur
Tetanus injection nhi lene par koi dikkat nhi hota hai na. Pahle agar liya hua ho to dobarra lena parta h kya.
If you have taken in last 5 yrs, no need to repeat, but if not taken in last 5 yrs, better to take it for prevention from deadly disease.
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2 years ago I have bike accident and I don't do tetanus injection it is harm for me is future.

Dr.Prakhar Singh 94% (5744ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
2 years ago I have bike accident and I don't do tetanus injection it is harm for me is future.
Tetanus is a potentially fatal bacterial infection that affects the nerves. A vaccine can easily prevent the infection, which has no cure. Let's have a detailed discussion for better advice and healthy lifestyle.
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सर मैंने टेटनस का इंजेक्शन लगवाने के 30 मिनट बाद imli aur imli ki chatni khaa liya to isse sir tetanus vaccine mere body me kaam nahi karega mujhe dobara se tetnus ka injection lagwana padega btaiye sir please.

Dr.Sajeev Kumar 93% (39520ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
सर मैंने टेटनस का इंजेक्शन लगवाने के 30 मिनट बाद imli aur imli ki chatni khaa liya to isse sir tetanus vaccine mere b...
There is no effect of the foods you have eaten on the effect of tt injection and you are protected.
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